Orion 24mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"

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Orion 24mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"
Item # OR-8249
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  • The Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece sports a monster eye lens and a generous 15mm of eye relief!
  • This model is presented in a 24mm focal length with a 1.25" / 2" barrel design.
  • With a 68 apparent field of view, the Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece makes you feel like you have a wide-field window into the heavens.
  • The optics are fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission, and lens edges are blackened to ensure excellent contrast.


Orion 24mm Stratus Wide Field Telescope Eyepiece

If you are one of the legions of folks who have "upgraded" to a big-screen television set lately, then you've probably become spoiled by its wonderfully expansive picture. Well, if you are a telescope user, you will be equally spoiled by the wide-field window into the heavens served up by this Orion Stratus 24mm eyepiece. With an apparent field of 68° — which translates to a 71% greater viewing area than that of a typical 52° Plossl. The 24mm Stratus eyepiece quite literally puts more stars in your eyes. In the same way you feel more a part of the action watching a big-screen TV, with this Stratus "sixty-eight" you will feel like you are really experiencing your celestial targets, rather than just viewing them from afar. Once you have experienced the Orion Stratus, you'll never go back to Plossls again!

But it isn't just the Stratus' field of view that will widen your eyes. This eyepiece has a sophisticated eight-element optical configuration that features a huge 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens to look into. The Orion 24mm Stratus eyepiece has a generous 15mm eye relief, so you'll get the "big picture" even if you wear eyeglasses. The optics are fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission to your eyes, and the lens edges are blackened to ensure excellent contrast.

This Stratus eyepiece fits in both 1.25" and 2" focusers. It sports fold-down rubber eyeguards and a knobby rubber grip. The chrome barrel features a setscrew security recess and is threaded for filters. The eyepiece comes with protective lens and barrel caps.

Orion 24mm Stratus Eyepiece Features...

  • Amazing viewing comfort - this 24mm eyepiece sports a monster 1.25" diameter eye lens and a substantial 15mm eye relief
  • An ideal eyepiece for wide-field low-power views of the Moon, planets and bright deep sky objects
  • Offers a 68 degree apparent field of view for a nice and wide window into the heavens
  • Usable in both 1.25" and larger 2" telescope focusers thanks to its dual-purpose body
  • Fully multi-coated optics feature blackened lens edges for maximized light transmission and excellent contrast
Orion Product Number: 8249
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-8249
Manufacturer Orion
Optical Design Wide Angle
Barrel Size 1.25"
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 68º
Eyepiece Focal Length 24mm
Eyepiece Eye Relief 15mm
Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Orion Stratus
Eyepiece Weight 12 oz.
Field Stop 28.4mm
Number of Lens Elements & Groups 8 elements
Special Feature None
Comes with Dust Caps? Yes
Comes with Eye Guard? Yes
Included Items

Included Items

  • Orion 24mm Stratus Eyepiece with 1.25" / 2" barrel
  • End Caps
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Hi, I think I know the answer but wanted to make sure; Can I use 2" filters with the Orion Stratus 24mm Wide field?
Thanks for the help.

De Lorme
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